The prospective bidders are understood to be Italy’s Snamprogetti, Paris-based Technip-Coflexip, and Bechtel and Fluor Daniel, both US-based. Technical bids for the contract were submitted in March (MEED 22:3:02).

The estimated $250 million project involves the installation of four new separation units, each of 120,000 barrels a day (b /d) in capacity. They will replace the two existing two-phase units, each of 50,000 b/d. In addition, four units will be rehabilitated and Bu Hasa’s instrumentation and control system will be upgraded. Snamprogetti is the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contractor for the project.

In October, Siemens Industrial Solutions – Oil & Gas, part of Germany’s Siemens, was awarded an estimated $22 million EPC contract for the electrical power systems at the onshore oil field. The 22-month contract involves the installation of electrical power skids for water injection (MEED 26:10:01).

Further onshore field development is planned in Abu Dhabi. Adco has invited bids for the EPC contract covering the Bab field development. Estimated to cost $175 million, the project calls for a 100,000-b/d expansion of production capacity (MEED 24:5:02; 30:11:01).